[ spik-yuh-luh m ]
/ ˈspɪk yə ləm /
noun, plural spic·u·la [spik-yuh-luh] /ˈspɪk yə lə/. Zoology.
a small, needlelike body, part, process, or the like.
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Origin of spiculum
1740–50; < Latin spīculum; see spicule
Words nearby spiculum
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Example sentences from the Web for spiculum
They are called spicula (spiculum, a dart), being often of a pointed form.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for spiculum
/ (ˈspɪkjʊləm) /
noun plural -la (-lə)
another word for spicule (def. 1)
Word Origin for spiculum
C18: from Latin: small sharp point, from spica
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